Reissue label Numero Group to release first video game, Escape From Synth City



Featuring limited edition NES-controllers that come with a 7″.

Reissue label Numero Group is releasing its first video game – an homage to side-scrolling 1980s platformers called Escape From Synth City.

Read more: Inside Numero Group

Escape From Synth City is based on a recent compilation of synth music of the same name, and takes inspiration from NES classics and the “archetypal narratives of Tron and The Never Ending Story.” The game “borrows characters and imagery from records across the Numero universe”, which means we can expect appearances from artists including Laraaji, Isabelle Antena, Terry Ork and more.

According to Numero Group, the game itself will be free to play online when it drops in mid-July, but hardcore collectors will be able to nab one of 150 NES-inspired controllers bundled with a 7″, which includes chiptune version of music featured on the original compilation.

Head here for more info, and watch a promo video featuring its soundtrack below.